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Amputee Newsmakers: October 7-13, 2021

Last year, the pandemic kept the Range of Motion Project from sending a team to the top of Cotopaxi. So to make up for lost time, they sent up two expeditions this year. Both units reached the summit at 19,347 feet, while raising well over $100K for amputees in South America, Guatemala, and the USA....

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Ariel Rigney Chases Higher Purposes

“There are a lot of things I can’t change,” says Ariel Rigney. “There’s nothing I can do on a personal level to make any significant impact on climate change, for example. So it’s really easy to feel powerless.” But powerlessness is learned—and it can be unlearned. That became clear to Rigney when she lost her...

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A Potent New Pairing for Team Amputee

When Nicole Ver Kuilen takes on a challenge, she doesn’t think small. A below-knee amputee since age 10, Ver Kuilen completed a 1,500-mile triathlon down the Pacific Coast a few years ago to focus attention on the barriers amputees face in obtaining fitness-oriented prosthetics.

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Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

Barely two years after losing both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, Colton Carlson made headlines by reaching the top of Aconcagua (the highest peak in South America) with a team of wounded warriors. As the only bilateral amputee in the group, Carlson impressed his fellow climbers with an effort variously described as “Herculean,” “superhuman,”...

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Team Amplitude Takes the Bronze

Team Amplitude Takes the Bronze

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Team Amplitude in the Range of Motion Project’s “We Still Climb” fundraiser last month. We finished in 3rd place among 60 entrants from around the globe, which ain’t too shabby. Together we helped ROMP get 90 percent of the way to their $30,000 fundraising goal. Special shout-outs...

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